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Fingers and tendonitis
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Janet - September 6

I know someone posted something like this before but I couldn't find it so I will ask again. Does anyone else have problems with their thumbs? Mine feel stiff, I can always crack them and they twitch. They feel almost like a tendonitis thing but I don't know what I have done to cause it. This of course makes me scared that it could be Parkinsons or something like that. Please let me know if you have experienced this as well.


Chris2 - August 18

Hi Janet, I've had problems with my thumbs in the past, but it is both of my hands now, they feel like someone has been twisting them or something. It really hurts. I still don't know what this is, but I'm seeing a Neurologist on the 29th of this month, so maybe he can sort it out. Best of luck. Yours in healthy living, Chris2


virg - August 18

Yes I have the same problem for quite some
time. Before I was diagnosed with FM I had
it Xrayed and Dr told me it showed I had arthritis. Since I also had all the other triggers
when I moved to the city I was diagnosed with
FM but got help with my left thumb and got
a brace for it. Later I had to get a brace for
my right thumb. I'm off the braces but the left
one bothers me a lot -----like right now.


Janet - August 18

Can I have arthritis at age 41? And they started feeling this way kind of all of a sudden.


Janet - August 18

I don't think I can handle one more bad diagnosis. I am in nursing school right now (I know I am old to be in school) but if I have arthritis too what is the point of going to school? I just don't think I can handle one more bad thing.


virg - August 19

Supposedly we all could get some form of
arthritis starting at age 20. My thumbs were
diagnosed with an Xray. You are definitly
not to old. If you're feeling well enough for
your schooling right on!!!! Enjoy!


TERESA - August 19

Janet do you do a lot of typing for school? You could be having carple tunnel syndrome. School is also very stressful especially nursing school! I have problems with both my hands & feet. They feel like they are bruised & stiff but mostly in the mornings. I find my hands hurt worse when I am embroidering. So maybe your doing something repetitive that is causing your pain. Also STOP CRACKING YOUR KNUCKLES! Ask your instuctors they will tell you that it is bad for them.


barlowe - August 19

you can rule parkinsons out. it hits men mostly past their 50's. sounds like carpel tunnel or RSI to me.


R.S.Hagen - September 6

I get pain in my thumbs too where it joins the wrist, I have had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands, also have trigger finger, the surgeon checked to see if I had nodules on my thumbs they seemed ok, just the rest of my fingers were affected with that, but with the thumbs I use heat, ice, and wrap it at night before bed, take muscle relaxers if it is severe, it usually settles down in a couple of days for me. B ut you don't want trigger finger, nasty, burning hands that lock up into claws. had cortisone shots, wow I'll never do that again, I am either alergic to the freezing or the cortisone, burned up to my shoulder for 12 hours. incidentally, the surgeon told me that trigger finger is secondary to carpal tunnel and if you get both you are a good candidate for dupytren's contracture, not nice and nothing but surgery for it in Canada.



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